its sanctions more effective. thai prime minister abhisit vejjajiva announced thursday that he has lifted the state of emergency in six more provinces. however, he added that the law remains in effect for the capital of bangkok, even though protests there ended over two months ago. the government imposed emergency rule in 24 provinces during mass protests that lasted from march to may. at that time, 90 people were killed and nearly 1,900 were injured in violent clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces. from the beginning of this month, emergency rule has been gradually lifted in various provinces. however, it remains in effect in bangkok, where a bomb exploded in the downtown area on sunday, killing one person and wounding ten others. british prime minister david cameron and indian prime minister manmohan singh have agreed to expand economic ties.